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ESTABLISH MICROFINANCE SYSTEM IN BARANGAYS – ROMAN

A measure seeking to establish the barangay microfinance system that would facilitate easy and efficient access to necessary funds and credits for such entrepreneurial activities has hurdled committee level at the House of Representatives. The House Committee on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development approved the committee report on the substitute bill to House Bill […]

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DATA PRIVACY NOT A SHIELD VS SUBPOENA – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon thanked National Privacy Commission (NPC) Commissioner Raymund Liboro for his pronouncement that the law on data privacy rights cannot be invoked as an excuse to evade legal proceedings. Gordon, who chairs the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, said Liboro’s pronouncement has now cleared any dispute whether those invited to attend the Senate hearing […]

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GATCHALIAN TO DEPED: FILL-UP 33,000 VACANT POSTS

While the Department of Education (DepEd) is seeking an additional P2.58 billion in 2022 to hire 10,000 teachers, more than 30,000 teaching positions are yet to be filled as of September this year. For Senator Win Gatchalian, this should push the DepEd to accelerate its hiring process and fill the remaining vacancies. Based on the […]

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‘AYUDA’ FOR FARMERS AMID OIL PRICE HIKES URGED

As oil price hikes increase food production costs, Senator Kiko Pangilinan proposes that farmers and fisherfolk receive immediate cash assistance and fuel subsidies to keep food prices down. “Pag mataas ang food production cost, mataas ang presyo ng pagkain. Kaya ngayong tumataas ang presyo ng langis, kailangang tulungan natin ang ating mga magsasaka at mangingisda […]

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SURIGAO DEL NORTE LAUNCHES VAX CARAVAN – MATUGAS

The provincial government of Surigao del Norte launched a vaccination caravan on Siargao Island, one of the premier tourist destinations in the country. Governor Francisco Matugas said that the caravan aims to fast-track the vaccination of the different sectors on the island for protection against the dreaded coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “The vaccination caravan will […]

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OIL TAX CUTS TO RETURN MONEY TO PUBLIC — ISKO

Aksyon Demokratiko presidential bet Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said he is willing to temporarily reduce government revenues through oil tax cuts to provide immediate relief for the public. In an interview with Karen Davila on Tuesday, Domagoso said the response of the Department of Finance (DOF) to his proposal to cut excise taxes […]

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ATAYDE, VOLUNTEERS EXTEND AID IN QC’S 1ST DISTRICT

“With the ongoing pandemic, there are a lot of problems in the first district of Quezon City (QCD1), but there are also a lot of people who want to help out, and it is this bayanihan spirit that will help the district recover faster in the months to come.” This according to QC District 1 […]

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ZUBIRI BRINGS DONATIONS TO MARING-HIT NORTH LUZON

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri recently visited North Luzon provinces to deliver rice donations in the wake of Typhoon Maring. Zubiri turned over seven hundred sacks of rice to Tuguegarao City and the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, and Nueva Ecija. Earlier, he also sent donations to the province of La Union. Typhoon Maring caused severe […]

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TIME TO BAN CANDIDATE SUBSTITUTIONS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian filed a bill banning the option to substitute an electoral aspirant who voluntarily withdraws candidacy in any forthcoming elections. Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri, Senators Nancy BInay, Grace Poe, and Joel Villanueva are co-authors of the bill. While Section 77 of the Omnibus Election Code allows the substitution to replace an official […]

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POE TO LTO: ISSUE MEMO ON VEHICLE INSPECTIONS

Senator Grace Poe called out the indecorum of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) who failed to issue a formal memorandum that inspection by Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Centers (PMVICs) remains optional and not mandatory, resulting in confusion and chaos among motorists in the different regions. “That’s very unprofessional. Ano ba naman ‘yung isang page na […]